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Just a thought after seeing corners of boxes starting to fray.
 
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Thomas Verstraete
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No, but it could work I guess. But much like protected library books, the endresult although protected would not nearly be as natural or good-looking as the unprotected version. I think.

 
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Marco Bing
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I have an old copy of "Squatter" that I covered in clear contact as it was in pretty bad shape and needed urgent medical intervention. However 'varnishing' is new to me for protecting an already-printed game box (as varnishing is usaully applied during the printing process). Otherwise clear contact or 'invsible tape' around the entire outer sides (in one long strip) has worked well for me in the past.
 
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Russ Williams
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No.

But on a related note, yesterday I was fantasizing about an alternate universe where I'm this really handy crafty woodworking kind of guy, and I make beautiful sturdy custom wooden boxes for my games, typically smaller and more efficient to carry and store than the annoying too large and full of air for marketing reasons boxes that they typically come in.
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Charles Bame
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I've used spray varnish for protecting tiles (micropul) and a small micropul box (only did this yesterday, so I don't know how it'll hold up). Also used it on BattleLore wooden dice and it seems to work well.

Years ago I had a very bad experience with clear contact paper: I covered the paper board for the Divine Right game, rendering it totally un-usable. It wouldn't come near to laying flat. I think I finally just threw out the game (another mistake! )
 
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